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Manoj Nakra

Manoj has over forty years of work experience, has headed organizations for the last twenty years, with expertise in manufacturing, retail and distribution, and entrepreneurship. He was until recently Chief Strategy Officer for Apparel Group, a diversified retail company based in Dubai. More recently (2005-13) he was Executive Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (MBRE) in Dubai, a Government of Dubai organization that catalyzes entrepreneurship by providing funding and business incubation. In 2004 he established SmartGlobal, a specialized executive education company.

In Dubai during 1996-2001 he was Dy CEO of Jashanmal National Co. (JNC), a $75 m GCC retail and distribution company. Before Dubai in India, as CEO, he started The Waterbase Ltd., a company he took public on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. Manoj is an occasional teacher, currently co-teaches Executive Education programs for Lifestyle and Luxury brands.

He has taught strategy to MBA students at Case (2001-04). He is an author. His second book ‘A 1000 Days Journey’ captures his experiences with entrepreneurship. Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and has a Doctorate from Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

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